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MYSTERY: Diplomat Posted to Turkey in June, Cancelled in March Same Year

Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ambassador James Mugume

In Summary: The ministry of Foreign Affairs posted Mr. Julius Ankunda to Ugandan Embassy in Ankara on 6th June 2016 and ordered him to report in July but on reaching the duty station he was extraordinarily fronted with an arbitrary cancellation letter dated 9th March 2016.

It is always said by many that in Uganda everything is possible and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has perfected that notion according to documents ChimpReports has unearthed.

On 19th May this year the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, viagra sale http://clasharama.com/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader.php James Mugume circulated a letter referenced “Posting List for Foreign Service Officers” to the minister Foreign Affairs, prescription http://dailyniropekkha.com/wp-includes/default-constants.php Sam Kutesa, his deputies Henry Okello Oryem and Philemon Mateke, Accounting Officers- Missions Abroad and all the departments at the ministry.

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The letter had the names of 17 Foreign Service Officers to be posted to embassies in African, North American, European and Asian countries including that of First Secretary Julius M. Nkunda sent to Ankara. It also had the list of 8 Administrative Attaches to be posted to London, Washington, Copenhagen and others.

“This is to forward herewith the attached list of officers posted to various missions abroad. Posting instructions shall be issued to the officers in a due course,” part of the Permanent Secretary’s letter that this website has copy read.

Two weeks later, on June, 6th 2016 Mr. Mugume dispatched Posting Instructions to all the affected Foreign Service Officers and the Administrative Attaches.

Mr. Nkunda according to the documents in our possession received his instructions on 8th June 2016. He was asked to arrange and be at the duty station by July 2016 and to serve until July, 2020.

“It has been decided that you (Ankunda) be posted to the Uganda Embassy, Turkey as First Secretary,” part of his posting instruction read.

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According the same instruction, the Accounting Officer at the Mission in Ankara was supposed to facilitate the travelling of the new officer.

On 16th June, 2016 Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote to the Embassy in Turkey for an appropriate entry visa to Nkunda who holds a diplomatic passport number DA022553.

Nkunda handed over his office at Foreign Affairs and reported to the Mission in Ankara on July 12, 2016. On reaching Ankara he was given a letter from Mugume dated March 9, 2016 cancelling his posting of 6th June and instead taking him to Ugandan Embassy in Tehran.

“It has been decided that you be posted to Uganda Embassy Tehran as First Secretary. This cancels the earlier posting to Uganda Embassy in Ankara, Turkey under letter Ref. ADM/316/338/02 dated June 6, 2016,” the arbitrary cancellation letter that we also have a copy said.

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When contacted on phone, Mr. Mugume who is said to be returning from New York, United States said there is no problem in the posting and arbitrary cancelling.

“There is no problem at all in the posting. One cannot join the army and say he can only be based in Gulu or Mbarara sectors. He or she must be prepared to serve any sector in Uganda as well as any area of deployment abroad such as Somalia and Central African Republic,” He said.

The policy of posting and recall of Foreign Service Officers is guided by the provisions of the Uganda Public Service Standing Orders section (F-c).

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